The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Centralize, optimize, and prioritize distribution of COVID-19 vaccines

Company Overview

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts required a seamless application to accelerate public health information and vaccine delivery. Given the time-sensitivity and urgency, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required to deploy this solution in less than a week to support the citizens in the fight against the pandemic. Read the detailed case study published by Google Cloud here.

Challenges

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts needed a technical partner to build a vaccine pre-registration and notification system in a short span of time that could be scaled to support the efforts and efficiently manage the coordination of vaccine appointments across the state.

Project Highlights

SpringML partnered with Google Cloud to assess and outline the solution. The experts at SpringML enabled a database alongside App Engine for taking in citizen registrations. The data was also loaded into BigQuery for the team to analyze the performance, registration uptake, and vaccination eligibility of the citizens. The eligible individuals were selected and notified by the Cloud Functions solutions. The citizens were able to identify the vaccination sites close to them by utilizing Google Maps.

Benefits

The solution was launched within a span of two weeks of the first meeting and implemented under seven days. The innovative solution enabled more than 400,000 citizens to register on the first day and up to 700,000 citizens by the fifth day. The solution allowed about 650,000 people to be vaccinated through the new system. The solution also helped in managing appointments for more than seven vaccination sites statewide.

“We held our first discovery call during the first day or two in March and had the actual sign-up page launched on Friday, March 12… Thanks to the sheer volume of resources that were brought to bear by the Google Cloud team, our users had a smooth experience using an incredibly stable application.”

Matthew Moran
Assistant Secretary of the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts,